Half term fun in the East Devon countryside

During half term families can join the East Devon Countryside Rangers at Seaton Wetlands on Tuesday 14 February 2017 for a day of fun learning how to make gardens more wildlife friendly, followed by bird watching for children.

During the Wildlife Gardening event, which will take place between 10am to 2pm, one of the Countryside Rangers will demonstrate willow coppicing and refreshments will be served from the Discovery Hut. No booking is required for this event. Cost for materials: £7.50 per bird box kit, £3 for other craft activities.

Countryside Team Leader, James Chubb said: ‘’The Wildlife Gardening event is always full of great ideas and is a lot of fun. The Countryside Rangers and a team of Seaton Wetlands volunteers will be on hand to help you to make bird boxes, bug-snugs and bird feeders, so that everyone leaves with ideas and equipment to encourage wildlife into their garden.’’

Between 2pm to 4pm, children and their families are invited to join experienced bird watcher, Ian Waite, in the Tower Hide for the Bird Watching for Children event. Ian will help you to discover the birds along the River Axe, using binoculars, which will be available to borrow. Spaces for a one-hour session can be booked online at wildeastdevon.co.uk or by calling the Countryside service on: 01395 517557.

To find out more about the East Devon District Council’s Countryside Events visit wildeastdevon.co.uk, or contact the Countryside service directly via countryside@eastdevon.gov.uk.